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Open Your Eyes

Rebecca Todd | eHealth Insider | August 21, 2012

Bill Aylward’s experience as a “frustrated medical director” at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust led to him taking on an open source electronic patient record project. Rebecca Todd reports. Read More »

OpenOffice 4.0 Arrives

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | July 23, 2013

It may be trailing LibreOffice, but OpenOffice is still alive and kicking -- now with better Microsoft Office Open XML support. Read More »

OpenStreetMap’s Redesign Goes Live! More Focused, More Inviting, More Map

John Firebaugh | Mapbox | December 2, 2013

A redesign of has just gone live. Since we kicked off with State of the Map US in San Francisco, we have been working closely with the OpenStreetMap community to implement this new design that is more focused — a better experience for newcomers and creates more space for the map. Read More »

Panasonic To Adopt Mozilla Firefox OS Open Platform For Next Generation Smart TVs

Richard Harris | App Developer Magazine | January 12, 2014

Mozilla has scored another win in its efforts to expand its Firefox Os with the announcement that it is joining with Panasonic to bring Firefox to the next generation of smart TVs. Read More »

Phablet, Schmablet: Let's Refocus On Real Innovation

Melissa Thompson | TechZone360 | March 14, 2013

Last night, Samsung delivered a flash-mob style performance in Times Square ahead of its Galaxy 4S device unveiling tonight at Radio City Music Hall.  Literally, turning the U.S. wireless communication competition into a circus... Read More »

Platform Terminology Explains Why Today's Patient Portals CAN NOT Work (Part 1)

Patient portals have tremendous potential — but that potential has not been realized and CAN NOT be realized as portals are currently configured. An understanding of platform business models and strategy explains why today’s patient portals are inherently suboptimal. This essay is the first in an occasional series that will look at patient portals through the lenses of platform business models and strategy. Today’s post will introduce and explain platform terminology of multihoming and single homing. Future posts will look more deeply into “why” current patient portals can’t work and will propose options for portals that could work for patients.

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Post-PC Microsoft Signs Its Death Warrant -- With An iPad

Jonny Evans | Computerworld | April 11, 2013

A leaked report claims Microsoft [MSFT] intends bringing Office to Apple [AAPL] iPads -- but not until 2014. Meanwhile IDC informs us that PC sales have slumped to a 20-year low. Microsoft's refusal to follow trend means it has signed its own death warrant, and here's why: Read More »

Programmers Volunteer To Help Fix Government’s Healthcare Website

S.E. Smith | Care2 | October 29, 2013

If there’s one thing programmers hate, it’s a broken website paired with a terrible user experience. It runs contrary to everything geeks, nerds and their ilk believe in, and often, their first instinct is to probe into the code, see what’s wrong and propose a suggestion. Read More »

Publishers Offer CHORUS As Solution To Federal Open Access Requirements

Meredith Schwartz | Library Journal | June 6, 2013

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has put forward its bid for a coalition of publishers to handle many of the requirements outlined in the recent Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memo requiring open access to federally funded research, in the form of the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS). Read More »

Redesigned PLOS Journals – Now Launched

Liz Allen | PLOS Blogs | December 19, 2012

On the eve of our tenth anniversary, we’re pleased to announce that the redesign of all PLOS journals is now live. The three goals of this initiative were to... Read More »

Roy Kaufman: Shifting Revenues From Post-Publication To Pre-Publication: The Impact Of Open Access

Roy Kaufman | Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) | March 27, 2014

Roy Kaufman, Managing Director of New Ventures at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), writes here in a guest post about the shift of revenue to pre-publication and what that means to publishers. Read More »

Should Samsung Ditch Android?

Shane O'Neill | InformationWeek | October 23, 2013

Mobile analysts debate whether Samsung should free itself from Android and use its homemade OS, Tizen. Read More »

SRA To Provide Support For Veterans Affairs’ Self-Service Portals Integration

Press Release | SRA International | November 5, 2013

SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, today announced it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information and Technology (OIT) to provide software development support for its Enterprise Veteran Self-Service Portal Platform... Read More »

Storm Warning: Why 100% Cloud Uptime Is Impossible

Mike Pav | ReadWrite | February 11, 2013

When Amazon Web Services crashed on Christmas Eve (which brought down Netflix among other high-profile sites), Amazon offered this explanation: its elastic load balancers failed. Load balancers, as the name implies, distribute the network's workload. Among their most important functions is protecting the system's components from becoming overburdened and shutting down. Read More »

Tech Experts: Health Exchange Site Needs Total Overhaul

Kelly Kennedy | USA Today | October 17, 2013

The federal health care exchange was built using 10-year-old technology that may require constant fixes and updates for the next six months and the eventual overhaul of the entire system, technology experts told USA TODAY. Read More »